Abbey's Mom, get another dog when YOU are ready. I don't see how it will make a difference to Abby whether you get one now, or later. What will make a difference to both dogs is how comfortable you are in bringing another dog into the household - dogs are so sensitive to our energies, mental and physical, that if you get a dog sooner than you are ready, because other people advised you too, but then somewhat feel resentful, or overwhelmed, or still very emotional over your Bani.
When you get another dog, Abbey might accept a puppy better than an adult dog, or maybe an easy-going, non-dominant dog? I hesitated getting another dog with Keeta - she was terrible with other dogs, being a bully, going out of her way to harass other dogs, having no dog behaviour etiquette at all. There was the occasional dog she liked and got along with, so I was willing to try. I was clear whit the breeder when I got another dog that Keeta could be a problem, and I wanted a dog with a very easy-going, forgiving personality that would mesh with Keeta's insecurities, but with a lot of inner self-confidence so he would not negatively affected by her wanna-be-dominant bullying.
Turns out the Gryffon is exactly that, and Keeta and Gryff get along superb and are good buddies - never have an second of worry.
So all this to say, wait until YOU are ready, then take your time to find a dog that will mesh with Abby. Don't let anyone pressure you or guilt you into getting a dog before you feel it is time.
BH, OB1, TR1, AD
Rottweiler/Hairy Dog mix?? Shelter rescue
Gryffon Vom Wildhaus